Diane Stubbings

Diane Stubbings is a writer and critic. Her fiction reviews have appeared in 'The Australian' and 'The Canberra Times', and her study of Irish Modernism was published by Macmillan/Palgrave. She has worked for more than ten years as a writing mentor and manuscript assessor, and has contributed essays to the Sydney Theatre Company and the 'Sydney Review of Books'Diane also works as a playwright. Her first play, 'The Parricide'received an RE Ross Trust Development Award, and was produced at La Mama; other plays have received staged readings in Sydney and Melbourne. She has been shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights' Award (three times), Griffin Award, Queensland Premier's Drama Award, The New Plot Development Award, and the Internationalists Global Playwriting Competition; and long-listed for the Theatre 503 (UK) Playwriting Award and the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. 

Specialises in:

  • Fiction (literary, popular, romantic, science-fiction, fantasy and historical)
  • Non-fiction (memoir, creative non-fiction, science, history and self-help)
  • Short stories
  • Play and theatre scripts.